by Mallory McCartney
Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.
With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.
Some things are better left in the shadows.
What inspired you to write Black Dawn?
Black Dawn is a story close to my heart. I wrote the original manuscript for my cousins sixteenth birthday and then I rewrote the story nine years later when I talked to my husband about it. The inspiration comes from the support and encouragement I received over the years to tell Emory’s story, and daring to dream of the world of Kiero. I couldn’t get the world out of my head and the characters that inhabit it, and that as well was my inspiration. I had to tell these character’s stories, and what they go through throughout the series.
What was the hardest part in writing Black Dawn?
Oh man, this book for me was a rollercoaster! Being my debut novel, writing is one of the most challenging things I have ever gone through, but it is also the most rewarding. Black Dawn was written over the course of two years, and the hardest part was sorting out the world building, and not getting discouraged when I went through writer’s block or getting stuck in the middle. Trust me there was days where I almost stopped, but I am so proud to have an amazing family and friends that supported me during these times and didn’t allow me to stop. They challenged me, and the hours of talking about these characters lives and dynamics encouraged me to keep going, and for that I am eternally grateful.
What was the easiest part in writing Black Dawn?
The easiest part for me in writing Black Dawn was the character development. I had them emblazoned in my mind for a long time, and so they are old close friends to me, and their story lines throughout the series I have had a direction for them all for a while.
Which Character do you consider to be more like?
I would say probably a mix between Emory and Nyx. My husband will be happy to confirm that I am very stubborn like Nyx is, and I believe I have a big heart like Emory does. I would do anything for my loved ones, they mean the world to me, and for both of these characters this is very true as well.
Do you have any upcoming projects if so can you tell us about it?
I’m super excited to say that I am! I am currently working on my manuscript for a separate YA fantasy series from Black Dawn. The title is Defiant, and it follows the story of Callaway Lark, an eighteen-year-old psychic living in a world where any practice of the supernatural is illegal. That’s all I will say about that, other than my inspiration for this series comes from a mix of Sleepy Hallow and Spawn. It will release this fall and I cannot wait for everyone to read it! Also, Queen to Ashes, the second book in the Black Dawn series will release in early 2018 and I am so excited to share that as well!
About The Author:
Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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